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Panel to address social justice issues

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A half-century after President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, area residents are invited to a public forum on what the effort achieved and what remains to be done to combat social inequities. The event, presented by North Shore Community College, will be held Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of the Lynn campus, 300 Broad St. A panel of experts will address current social justice issues, including efforts to expand pay equity, raise the minimum wage, mandate paid sick leave, and expand health care coverage. The event will also feature tables where attendees can find resources on antipoverty issues and speak to representatives from advocacy organizations. “It’s an opportunity for people to learn how to get involved in the continuing fight for social justice,” said Diana Kerry, director of North Shore’s Public Policy Institute.For more information, contact Kerry at dkerry@northshore.edu or 781-593-6722, ext. 2015.

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